STAND. COM. REP. NO.3166
RE: H.B. No. 2655
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2655, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAPTIVE INSURANCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the confidential treatment of nonpublic information of captive insurance companies.
Presently, only nonpublic information of a financial nature that is disclosed by a captive insurance company to the Insurance Commissioner (Commissioner) is required to be held confidentially. However, captive applicants and licensees are required to submit to the Commissioner other nonpublic information such as personal information relating to a captive's directors and officers, including social security and passport numbers.
This measure extends the confidentiality requirement to all nonpublic information of a captive insurer. Your Committee finds that this requirement will ensure that business-sensitive and personal information remains confidential, unless disclosure is deemed necessary by the Commissioner, and that the information provided to the State will be utilized for regulatory purposes only and will not be subject to disclosure to competitors.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2655, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
BRIAN KANNO, Chair